This is a limited time offer on an outstanding wine. We tasted 22 Chianti Classico Riservas from the 2015 vintage at Vinitaly in 2019. This was in our top 3.
Wine Advocate-Tuscany, Italy - ""...the 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva Novecento is an elegant and authentic wine that would pair with grilled steak or pasta...It offers characteristic flavors of wild cherry, rose hip, moist garden herb and chewing tobacco...""
Compare this offer with broader retail being over $50/Bottle.
The wine comes in a 6-pack wooden case.
The humble Chianti Classico Riserva often lives in the shadow of it's big brother Brunello di Montalcino. There are a number of things that set these wines apart. But for simplicity, here are a couple. First, the aging requirement of a Brunello is 3 years, with Chianti Classico Riserva at 2 years, and Gran Selezione at 2 1/2 years. The extra time before release drives the cost of producing the wine upward. Also, a Brunello is clearly a more powerful wine on the palate. A Chianti Classico is a rounder, more feminine expression of Sangiovese.
When it comes to Rosso di Montalcino, my recommendation it this - Spend more on a Chianti Classico Riserva and skip the Rosso. You will almost always get a better bang for your $$.
I have included a few of my favorite Chianti Classico Riservas here. These are go-to wines for me. I hope you take a chance and find something you like.